Rand Hindi, PhD

Email:           rand.hindi@snips.net

Twitter:         @randhindi

LinkedIn:      randhindi

Facebook:    rhindi


Entrepreneur, Bioinformatician & Algorithm Architect

PhD in bioinformatics @ UCL

Singularity University 2010 Alum

THNK 2013 Alum

Snips.net (CEO / Founder). Big data innovation lab

Selected media appearances:

France24 - Tech24

Foursquare Hackathon
http://bit.ly/y3LoWA (at 6.15min)

THNK pitch

Huffington Post Article

BBC Interview

Monocle 24 Interview
http://monocle... (at 28.10min)

Hackathon wins:

2011 Foursquare

2012 SNCF Transilien

Human languages:

French (native), English (native), Spanish (basics), Arabic (basics)

Computer languages:

Scala, Java, C++, Objective-C, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, R, C#


Java Programming @ UCL

Artificial Intelligence @ UCL

Algorithmics @ UCL

Computer Architecture @ UCL

Formal Logic @ UCL

Private tutoring in Java, C++ & C#


Ambassador @ Sandbox Network

Honorary fellow @ Kairos Society

Fellow @ MaD Asia

Young leader of the future @ Ambrosetti forum

100 innovators club @ Moscow Open Innovations Forum

Alumni @ Singularity University

Alumni @ THNK

TODO list:

Help EU startups achieve global impact

Educate people on data privacy

Make our scala parallel big data framework open source

Learn arabic

Get under 8% bodyfat

Rand Hindi, 28, is an entrepreneur, bioinformatician and algorithm architect.

He is the founder of Snips, a Big Data Innovation firm specialized in predictive modeling for smart cities and smart infrastructure management.

He holds a BSc in computer science and a PhD in bioinformatics from University College London, as well as two graduate degrees from Singularity University in the Silicon Valley, and THNK in Amsterdam.


CEO / Founder

Snips - Since May 2012

www.snips.net - @snips

Snips is a Big Data Innovation firm specialized in predictive modeling for smart cities, urban dynamics and criminology.

We work with large corporations, public institutions and startups to invent new products out of their existing data.

Our technology combines elements of graph theory, physics and machine learning to create predictive models that can be adapted to solve a large number of problems, resulting in added commercial value and more efficient resource management.


Self employed - January 2008 - June 2012

www.randhindi.com - @randhindi

I consult in various areas of technology. My specialties are artificial intelligence, data mining, scalable architectures, data storage and normalization, APIs, web & mobile development.


Sandbox Network - Since March 2011

www.sandbox-network.com - @sandbox_network

Sandbox started in 2008 and is now the foremost global community of extraordinary young achievers below 30. We identify exceptional people worldwide that already have an impressive impact at a very young age, no matter in what field or industry.


Univators - October 2011 to February 2012

www.univators.org - @univators

More than a community, Univators is an identity. We are a group of united innovators, keen on creating out-of-the-box solutions to society’s problems. We believe our innovation can make a positive difference in the world, as well as a sustainable profit — and we are committed to making it happen, together.

Founder, web developer & designer

Hinran - January 2000 to January 2006

I created my own web development company, and worked on several projects for various clients such as travel agencies, fashion stores and financial analysts. I took care of the branding, the visual identity, the user experience, the development and all other media needs (video editing, photography, etc..)


PlanetUltra - January 2000 to September 2004


PlanetUltra was the first social network in France, and targeted mostly the 14-20 years old Parisian people. It initially started as a website collecting pictures of parties in Paris, before becoming a social network and providing a way to connect and communicate with other people in the same social group.


Creative Leadership - Graduate degree

THNK - March 2012 to August 2013

www.thnk.org - @thnk

The THNK Creative Leadership Program is a part-time executive program that lasts 18 months. The programs teaches students how to develop their creativity and find innovative solutions in their daily leadership.

Exponential technologies - Graduate degree

Singularity University - June 2010 to August 2010

www.singularityu.org - @singularityu

The program immerses students in an unparalleled learning environment to focus on solving the planet’s most pressing challenges using exponential & accelerating technologies. Students are challenged with 10⁹+ Team Projects, with the mission of positively affecting the lives of a billion people within 10 years. While there, I worked on decentralizing agriculture using 3D aeroponics-based urban farms.

Bioinformatics - PhD

UCL - December 2006 to October 2011


My thesis focused on building statistical energy functions to be used in decoy selection for protein folding. I worked on large (600gb+) datasets and used advanced data mining methods to extract relevant information and build statistical models of atomic interactions. I started my PhD when I was 21, and worked as a consultant in algorithmic trading at the same time.

Computer Science - BSc

UCL - September 2003 - June 2006


My undergraduate degree was in computer science, where I focused on machine learning and its application to biology. My final year project was a pharmacogenomics web service to predict HIV drug resistance. It achieve a high (87%) accuracy, better than all published methods.